Some of you might have heard or even joined us for the Midnight’s Children read along last year. OK. That was a bit intense. To kick start a new year, we are doing something lighter, something more – I suppose – popular. I have no idea what I have got myself into. The ladies have chosen Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love”. I vaguely remember Alex, my buddy from Hong Kong, said to me one day: “You won’t believe me. I am reading Eat, Pray, Love.” Back then, I have no idea what so unbelievable about him reading “Eat, Pray, Love”. Months later, when I finally got my hands onto the book, the book’s subtitle reads: One woman’s search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia. OK. I think I now have a clearer idea on why it is so incredible for a man to read this book. Buy hey, I have always enjoyed reading materials written from a woman’s perspective – online and offline. I have started reading “Eat, Pray, Love”. The tone and rhyme of the author’s writing style appears to be agreeable. I am eager to see what I can get out of this.
For those who have joined me for the previous read along, you should be familiar with Jo, a blogger from UK. Jo’s friend, J from Canada, is joining us this time. Feel free to pop by their websites to get a feel on how we are going to eat, pray, and love till March 7. We have agreed that after reading the book, we will watch the movie too in order to gain a holistic experience. By then, I could well be vividly entertained or totally horrified by how some women think. We shall see.
Many asked: What is a read-along? It is a simple concept. We read with a timeline in mind. And we discuss online via blog posts and comments at the end of the read-along activity. If you have a website or you are socially networked, feel free to spread the words. You are welcome to post your thoughts in our websites. Or link your post to ours. This is free and easy exercise. We do this for fun. Jo’s post comes with book club discussion questions as well as questions and interview posted by Penguin Group. Do pop by her site to take a look. I often find it more fulfilling to read a book with the discussion questions planted in my head beforehand (think Shakespeare’s masterpieces).
OK. Enough talking. Lets do more reading. Go grab your copy of “Eat, Pray, Love” today!